Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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135,427 Ratings
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Beer-to-go

30 Germania St
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, 02130-2315
United States

(617) 522-9080 | map
samueladams.com

Notes:
Location of their R&D facility where they also brew limited batches for the Boston market. Tours are also available.

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BEER STATS
Beers:
169
Reviews:
44,835
Ratings:
135,427
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.02/5
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
146
pDev:
17.16%
 
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Ratings: 146 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of Zach423
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of BulleitBob
4.7/5  rDev +16.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Hey, it's in Boston and you can park on the street! No charge! Same with the tour. I've done plenty of tours, but this one was one of the best. The guide was great fun and entertaining and we were introduced to some of their more interesting brews. We sat around in long tables and passed the pitchers about; what's not to like? No pretensions like some other newer craft breweries; I don't need a $10 pretzel!

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Photo of EOC
4.49/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of bpkrippner
3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Isaac_Smit
4.63/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

I love this beer ! I am so glad that they seem to of made more of this beer this fall season. Last year it didn't seem to have as much of this beer out there to purchase ! One of my favorite tasting beers. !

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Photo of mfigueroa713
3.66/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of ghasting
3.14/5  rDev -21.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Boone757
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of mflevy
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

We did the barrel room tour, which was actually a blast. It exceeded our expectations. We got to spend a good hour tasting 3 barrel aged beers that are exclusive to the local brewery. We have never had a Sam Adams beer we liked, but all three we had were actually pretty good. One of which I'd definitely order in the store. Got to nibble on aged cheddar and ask all the questions we wanted to ask about the company and the process. It was great that we were two of eight so small intimate setting. Went to the main tasting room after, which is obviously much more crowded but there was a good vibe going on. A lot of tables inside to drink and good people. There were a couple solid NE DIPA available and they were pretty solid - something we'd buy if they ever sold in stores. We had a fun time, but very confusing why they are making pretty solid and legit beers but won't sell them outside the brewery. ? Ohwell. Just have to go visit...

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Photo of Gobzilla
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Icka31
3.14/5  rDev -21.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of rsimpson8
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of WiCowboy79
4.71/5  rDev +17.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great place to visit. Staff is awesome! Got to sample some beer that was not even in production yet.

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Photo of Pav42
4.68/5  rDev +16.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of kinopio
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

The Sam Adams brewery has a proper taproom now. As someone who lives a 5 minute walk away I am happy to report the taproom is pretty sweet. You will find a couple of the usual offering plus some brewery only stuff. Often you will see stuff served here that will be brewed on a much larger scale later on and put in mix packs or what not. Expect about 9 drafts and 1 cask available. If you pay with a credit card there won't be an option to tip because the employees are paid by the brewery. Cash tips go to charity. I like this. Bravo, Boston Beer Company.

The room isn't huge so expect it to be crowded on saturdays. This is a huge tourist destination, afterall. They have table shuffleboard and board games. Sometimes they have a local restaurant set up selling food. Chilicates is sometimes there and they make very good tacos. They also have a restaurant a few blocks away.

You can get here via the Orange Line subway. Get off at Stonybrook. The Jamaica Plain neighborhood is pretty sweet when it comes to beer. It also has Turtle Swamp Brewery, Casa Verde, Brendan Behan, Canary Square, Vee Vee and Galway House for your craft beer needs.

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Photo of eluvah
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Weekday visit. Good selection and the staff was great. They were one of the first and still trying to put out good beer and should still be respected. Without them we wouldn’t have what we have now.

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Photo of Maddcheff
4.48/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

It was THIS Brewery that introduced me to most of the styles I love today. Scotch Ale,Porter,Stout,Black Lager,IPA,Hells,Irish Red and many more. And even after trying and cataloging over 200 beers from 13 different countries since July of 2017, I still hold them in high regard

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Went on the brewery tour. Had some samples as part of it. Didn't get to pick them but had a wide array of offers they poured us.overall a cool tour and sampling. This was a few years ago.

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Photo of gordavidson
2.19/5  rDev -45.5%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 1.5 | selection: 2

Photo of FannYu
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Knapp85
3.78/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Spotted in here to take a tour a few times on random beer trips I had taken to Boston in the early stages of my “beer life”. It’s a pretty cool spot, smaller than expected. Kind of hard to find parking at some points during the day. The tour is relatively educational with with some nice samples at the end. It’s a decent spot to check out if you’re in town.

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Photo of UnseeliePrincess
3.57/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

I'm kinda new to the beer lovers scene. But when I taste a beer my biggest concern is the smell, taste, and alcohol percentage. At a slightly above abv level, it has a slightly sweet odor of almost caramel. Take a sip and my immediate thought was carbonated yoohoo. It took me back to my childhood. And I can get drunk off of it! Bonus!

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Photo of BrentLinkin
3.66/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Photo of jgido759
3.26/5  rDev -18.9%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

Tour consisted of walking from one room to another and getting a hands-on feel for the hops and grains. Small brewing area for test batches. Immediately went to the tasting room for 3 samples, including Oktoberfest (it was, after all, October), which I thought was a little disappointing because it is available everywhere and I'm sure that everyone has already tasted it. Exited through the gift shop, which was nice.

May have to try their Breinigsville, PA location (I'm only about 30 minutes from there vs. 5+ hours from Boston).

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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) in Jamaica Plain, MA
Brewery rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 135,427 ratings